As part of our 2014 focus on education reform, RAP’s Youth Advisory Council is hosting a forum, Solutions not Suspensions, to discuss alternative discipline options in NYC’s public schools.
The forum will take place on March 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street. A diverse panel of public school officials, children’s advocates, and students will share their insights and guide the discussion of how to improve our schools’s disciplinary policy.
Anecdotal evidence has shown that African American boys and students with special needs have the highest suspension rates in New York City. RAP’s campaign, envisioned and developed by RAP’s Youth Advisory Council, aims to promote alternatives to automatic suspensions and provide a voice to students who are directly affected. Our objective is to find solutions that are less disruptive to the classroom experience and foster a more collaborative working environment between schools and their students.
Snacks will be served.
We hope you can join us!
The RAP Team